Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: The Study Guide Edition


Are you struggling to understand Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”?

Or are you an English teacher wanting ready-made exercises and guidance to help you teach this difficult text? Do your students need support to understand the language properly and work independently on the book?

This brilliant edition of Stevenson’s novel may be the answer to your prayers. Written by an experienced teacher and best-selling author, this version is aimed at students who must analyse the text in depth or teachers wanting to deliver outstanding lessons on it. This book contains an annotated complete text, numerous essays on the novel, including detailed accounts of Robert Louis Stevenson’s life, relevant contexts and discussion of vital themes and imagery. The complex vocabulary of the book is analysed throughout, and simple explanations of what is happening punctuate each chapter. Furthermore, there are academic explorations of the issues as well as comprehensive question and answer sections at the end of each chapter, including a “fill-in-the-blanks” summary to check understanding. At the end of the guide, there is advice on how to write successful essays and assignments. There are also plenty of pointers to help students develop their own personal responses, including thought-provoking thematic questions, links to the author’s YouTube readings and explanations, and creative response tasks.

You can buy the book on Amazon, or here at the CreateSpace shop.


Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: A dramatic adaptation of Stevenson’s classic novel

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“Gilbert writes so well that you half-suspect he could give up the day job.” The Independent.

This dramatic version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde”, brings out the full horror of the original story as well as being a compelling play in its own right. Stevenson’s narrative has been adapted so that six actors can perform it. This is the only stage version which is genuinely faithful to the text, using Stevenson’s words where appropriate, as well as his chapter headings. It would be ideal for students to perform in small groups, particularly if they find the original text difficult to understand. There are comprehension questions and creative tasks to answer on every scene so that students can check their understanding and develop their own personal responses.